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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) handed the gavel to Mr. Ross for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Ross then introduced a group of students from Brandon School in Natick. They were on a tour of the State House and learning about the different aspects of state government. The students were accompanied by teachers: Patrick Collier, Bryan Wong and David Lamb. The Senate welcomed them with applause and they withdrew from the Chamber.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Richard T. Moore and Michael O. Moore) “honoring Margaret M. Carroll of the town of Millville for her commitment to historic preservation in the Blackstone River Valley.”
Motion To Take a Matter Out of the Orders of the Day.
The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) asked unanimous consent to take the engrossed Bill relative to comprehensive siting reform for land based wind projects (see House, No. 4955) out of the Orders of the Day for consideration,-- but objection was made thereto by Mr. Ross.
The engrossed bill was returned to the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Matthew Normandeau, an employee of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office (House, No. 4926),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
An engrossed Bill designating a certain bike path access area in the town of Millbury as the Honorable Richard J. Dwinell Blackstone Valley Memorial Access Area (see House, No. 3218, amended) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be re-enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.
The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing property tax exemption for certain small sheds and outbuildings in the town of Carver (see Senate, No. 2255); and
Designating the state transportation library as the George M. Sanborn Library (see House, No. 3266, amended).
There being no objection, at twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at one minutes before three o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair.
On motion of Mr. Donnelly,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of the same Senator, at three o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.